Sylvia
Origin/Usage
Latin
Pronunciation
SIL-vee-ə
Meaning
From the woods
More info about the name "Sylvia"

Sylvia originates in Latin language and means "from the woods". It is a variant of Silvia and a feminine form of Silvius. Rhea Silvia is considered the founder of Rome and the mother of Romulus and Remus. Silvia is also the Roman goddess of the moon and the forest. In English-speaking countries, the name was popularized in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, a play by William Shakespeare.

Popularity of the Name Sylvia
Also Spelled Like...

Silvia, Silva, Silvie, Silvija, Silvya, Silviya, Sylvi

Famous Sylvia

Sylvia Beach - published author
Sylvia Chase - journalist
Sylvia Fraser - writer
Sylvia Gunnery - writer
Sylvia Hubbard - writer
Sylvia Kristel - actress
Sylvia Peck - writer
Sylvia Plath - poet
Sylvia Saint - actress
Sylvia Syms - actress
Sylvia Warner - published author

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